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ASH, NC (WWAY) — Highway Patrol says four people were killed in a head-on crash Tuesday afternoon in northern Brunswick County. All four were in the car that hit a school bus.

The driver was 31-year-old Joshua Williams. Brandy Nichole Williams, who was 30, was also in the car along with their two children, 6-year-old Gavin Lee Williams and 9-year-old Joshua Kendall Williams.

The victims lived in the area on Green Swamp Road (Highway 211).

It happened on Camp Branch Road off NC 211. Highway Patrol says speeding was likely a factor and that the driver of the car was at fault. Investigators say the crash happened in a 55 mph zone in a curve.

Brunswick County emergency management says the driver of the bus, which was carrying students from Waccamaw School in Ash, was taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries. Highway Patrol says one student on the bus was also treated for injuries.

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  • iluvugavin and kendell

    they rode my bus and they were great we laughed and i would see my couzin and gavin play and the next day when i didnt see them it was like a part of my hear missing i love u kendell and gavin.

  • Guest

    I am so sad to read this horrible news, a whole family lost, what a tragedy, God help those left behind to deal with their loss.

  • Guest555

    I don’t think I am perfect with my children, I know I strive when driving a car to be. No I am not going to cross the center lane. Read again. You may want to watch your driving if you make those kinds of mistakes.

  • Put this on Rant

    This is to the brilliant engineer of the “RANT” portion of WWAY where they find it appropriate to post the comments that are posted on here. THAT IS NOT NEWS. I felt disgusted when I read them online, and ten times more so when I saw they were being validated by being broadcasted on TV. I happened to be watching with 2 young boys, who both go to Waccamaw, and had to turn it off as they were visibly upset with what was being speculated by people who are absolutely not in any position to do so. Very poor taste WWAY. To speculate they were texting, speeding, irresponsible, or any other judgmental opinions is shameful. To profit from it as WWAY has and does regularly is even worse.

    And if you want more evidence of what I’m talking about, look at the coverage that girl fight received from the local media. Great job being the first to broadcast violent behavior. Hope you win an award.

  • Guest

    You make it seem as if this father was just so irresponsable, We werent with them at that the time so none of us know what was going on or what exactly happened. We go based on reports and they may not always be right. You shouldnt judge people just because you think your so perfect with your children. Everyone makes mistakes, even you. Thoughts and Prayers are with the family

  • Guest

    regardless if they were wearing seat belts or not, by the way the car looks it was there time to go. I loved them very much. The entire family was full of life. Brandy and Josh were good people and loved there children Kendell and Gavin very very much. There in a better place then we are. There flying high in the sky with beautiful wings and looking down keeping people safe. they are were they are ment to be right now, and i dont think wearing a seatbelt was going to change anything.

    And thank you everyone for your condolences.

  • Guest

    I can’t believe how many people find it so easy to make negative comments when these things happen. Reading the details, it shows that the vehicles were going around a curve when the accident happened. A driver doesn’t necessarily have to be speeding to lose control of a car on a curve, even if not terribly sharp. In fact, a driver can lose control on a curve going exactly the speed limit in dry, sunny weather. And yes, this is coming from experience. My point anyway, is that the commentators who are nitpicking about what they think happened should really evaluate the important part of what happened. Senseless accidents happen, and what happened to this family isn’t exactly something that can be reversed. Just use a little logic and realize that quite a few people who were part of this family’s life are suffering right now. I really hope their family and friends can find some peace during this time and support each other through their grief.

  • Guest555

    I have read the comments people have wrote. Seatbelts….no seatbelts and so on. I am a mom and I will tell you when my children and or family are in the car with me and I am driving I AM responsible for all of them. I go slow on turns and watch the road! I don’t speed because the very sounds of them talking in the car remind me their very lives are in my hands. I don’t know what this dad was doing, we may never know but it is a horrible thing to have happened. Think of those children who had complete faith in their dad to keep them safe.My condolences to their family AND to the bus driver and the child that was with her. They now have to live with someones mistake the rest of their lives and it was not their fault.

  • Guest

    I realize everyone has an opinion but in a time like this you should really just keep them to yourself. I am a student at Waccamaw and this happened 2 weeks to the day that my friend died. And almost around the same time. You shouldn’t be fighting over stupid stuff like this. Just pray and help out the relatives if they need it(which they most likely will). After reading these post I feel more grown than most of you. Just pray is all you can do because nothing will bring them back. You will be miss Jousha, Brandi, Gavin, and Jousha Kendall.

  • Guest

    This is such a tragedy! My thoughts and prayers are with each of their family members and friends. May God give you comfort and peace through it all. Heaven just received 4 more angels!

  • Guest

    Did Brandy or her husband have a facebook page?

  • Guest

    OMG!! You need help!! Quit worrying about a seat belt at a time like this Brandy was a good friend of mine and you have the nerve to put something like this up here and futher more was you in the car with them NO so how do you know that the father was speeding…..You need a hobby! R.I.P Brandy,Josh and those precious boys of yours

  • Guest

    THIS FAMILY WAS FRIENDS OF MINE AN MY PRAYERS REACH OUT TO THERE FAMILY………..BRANDI WAS A VERY SWEET STRONG MINDED WOMEN AND THEM KIDS WAS THERE WORLD ITS SAD SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENED U NEVER KNOW WHEN SOMETHING BAD LIKE THIS WILL HAPPEN TO U SO EVEN IF U MAD OR FIGHTING WITH FRIENDS AN FAMILY ALWAYS MAKE SURE U SAY I LOVE U…….U NOT PROMISED 2MORO……AN U MIGHT NEVER GET DA CHANCE TO SAY IT OR EVEN SAY THANKS FOR BEING A FRIEND WHEN OTHERS WASNT

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